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Notes from the Belly of the Beast

Addicted( )
Editor: Crozier, Lorna
Author: Lane, Patrick
Publication Date:Dec 2009
Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $18.99
Book Description:

Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In these frank essays, leading American and Canadian writers explore their surprisingly diverse personal experiences with this complex phenomenon,...
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Author Biography
Lane, Patrick (Editor)
Lorna Crozier was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 24, 1948. She received a BA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1969 and a MA from the University of Alberta in 1980. She taught high school English and worked as a guidance counselor for numerous years. Her first collection of poetry, Inside in the Sky, was published in 1976. Her other collections of poetry include The Garden Going on Without Us, Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence, Everything Arrives at the Light, Apocrypha of Light, What the Living Won't Let Go, and Whetstone. In 1992, she won the Governor General's Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award, and the Pat Lowther Poetry Award for Inventing the Hawk. She has also edited two non-fiction collections: Desire in Seven Voices and Addiction: Notes from the Belly of the Beast. Together with her husband and fellow poet Patrick Lane, she edited the collection Breathing Fire: Canada's New Poets and Breathing Fire 2. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Victoria.


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